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Lemon Scones with Cardamom

A luxurious lemon and cardamom scones recipe.
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American, British, Western
Keyword lemon scones
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 248kcal


Lemon Scones with Cardamom Ingredients

  • 2 cups (225g) self-raising flour
  • 2 tbsp caster sugar
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup (55g) chilled unsalted butter
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp ground cardamom
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) milk plus extra for brushing


Lemon Scones with Cardamom Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to fan assisted 180C / 200C / 400C / gas 6.
  • Mix together flour, sugar and salt and place in a food processor. Add in the cold butter and whizz until it reaches a breadcrumb consistency.
  • Transfer the mixture into a bowl and stir in the lemon zest, lemon and ground cardamom. Make a well in the centre, pour in the milk and mix into a dough. Knead for a minute to combine all the ingredients.
  • Then transfer the dough onto a lightly floured surface and pat out till the mixture is about 2cm thick. Cut out 6cm rounds using a pastry cutter. You might need to reform the trimming and cut out a few more.
  • Place the scones onto a lightly flowered baking tray, brush them with some milk and bake for 18-20 minutes, until golden.
  • Serve with some clotted cream and jam.


Calories: 248kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 271mg | Potassium: 71mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 270IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 1.9mg